Butter: Not Such a Slick Murder Weapon

Sicilian couple used butter to suffocate victim

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 8, 2011 4:23 AM CST

(Newser) – A sharp-eyed coroner foiled a Sicilian couple's attempt to get off scot-free with the perfect crime. Prosecutors say the couple suffocated the woman's ex-husband with the butter, which they apparently believed would melt afterward, Corriere della Sera reports. The pair, who claimed the victim had collapsed and died after arriving at their house drunk, were arrested after traces of butter were found in his airways.

In the hands of murderous Sicilians, butter will clog more than your arteries.
In the hands of murderous Sicilians, butter will clog more than your arteries.   (Shutter Stock)
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